Skywalking Author Dale Pollock
ISBN-10 0786749768
Release 1999
Pages 216
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Filled with revelations about the origins and making of American Graffiti, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Return of the Jedi, this only full-length biography of filmmaker and cinematic visionary George Lucas has been updated with a substantial new chapter that discusses the revamped Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition, the Star Wars prequels, the filming of the first installment, and the controversial ways in which Lucas's approach and success continue to alter the landscape of the film industry.

Sky Walking

Sky Walking Author Tom Jones
ISBN-10 9781588344052
Release 2016-12-20
Pages 370
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A gripping first-hand account of life in space and the making of an astronaut. What is it like to fly the space shuttle and work on and in the International Space Station? Veteran NASA astronaut Tom Jones is uniquely qualified to give the details: he flew four shuttle missions and led three space walks to deliver the US Lab to the Station. . From B-52 pilot during the Cold War, to a PhD in planetary science, to the unbelievable rigors of astronaut training, his career inevitably pointed him toward the space shuttle. Until the Challenger exploded. Jones's story is the first to candidly explain the professional and personal hardships faced by the astronauts in the aftermath of that 1986 tragedy. He certainly has 'The Right Stuff' but also found himself wondering if the risks he undertook were worth the toll on his family. Liftoffs were especially nerve-wracking (his mother, who refuses to even get on a plane, cannot watch) but his 53 days in space were unforgettable adventures. Jones uses his background as a scientist to explain the practical applications of many of the shuttle's scientific missions, and describes what it's like to work with the international crews building and living aboard the space station. Tom Jones returned from his space station voyage to assess the impact of the 2003 Columbia tragedy, and prescribes a successful course for the U.S. in space. Stunning photographs, many taken in space, illustrate his amazing journey.


Skywalking Author Jeff Rud
ISBN-10 1896095461
Release 1999
Pages 190
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In Skywalking, sports journalist Jeff Rud takes an in-depth look at professional basketball's best young players. Fans will discover the unconventional paths to the pros of their favorite players. Did his dad's career as a professional basketball player have an effect on Kobe Bryant? Find out about Shareef Abdur-Rahim's devotion as a Muslim, Michael Olowokandi's roundabout route to the playing court, and the exhilarating stories of two trail-blazing women players who followed their dreams to the WNBA. Player profiles include: Shareef Abdur-Rahim (Vancouver Grizzlies); Kobe Bryant (LA Lakers); Vince Carter (Toronto Raptors); Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs); Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves); Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers); Steve Nash (Dallas Mavericks); Michael Olowokandi (LA Clippers); Chamique Holdsclaw (Washington Mystics/WNBA) and Dawn Staley (Charlotte Stingers/WNBA). The 10 profiles in Skywalking offer a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to achieve greatness in sport. Includes stats and action photographs.


Skywalking Author Jemma Kennedy
ISBN-10 0670911712
Release 2002-04-04
Pages 288
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Skywalking has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Skywalking also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Skywalking book for free.


Skywalkers Author David Weitzman
ISBN-10 9781466869813
Release 2014-04-29
Pages 128
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Skyscrapers define the American city. Through a narrative text and gorgeous historical photographs, Skywalkers by David Weitzman explores Native American history and the evolution of structural engineering and architecture, illuminating the Mohawk ironworkers who risked their lives to build our cities and their lasting impact on our urban landscape.

Ask the Astronaut

Ask the Astronaut Author Tom Jones
ISBN-10 9781588345370
Release 2016-03
Pages 224
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Ever wondered what space is really like? Thanks to his 25 years of training for, flying in, consulting on, and writing and speaking about space, astronaut and spacewalker Tom Jones can answer that question and many others. What do you feel on liftoff? What is weightlessness? Where do you sleep in space? Can you see the Great Wall of China? Jones answers every question you have ever had about space in Ask the Astronaut. His entertaining blend of wit, personal experience, and technical expertise shines in each answer, and together all the answers illuminate the true space experience from start to finish. His engaging and informative responses remind readers of historic space achievements, acquaint them with exciting new ambitions, make them feel like they have experienced space firsthand, and even inspire an urge to explore space themselves. Jones covers everything from the training process for new astronaut candidates and the physical sensations and challenges of rocketing into orbit to what it's like to live, work, and walk in space. Jones also explores the future of spaceflight, both professional and commercial, in the years to come. Ask the Astronaut is a delight for all readers, especially "armchair astronauts" and younger, 21st century space explorers.

Projecting Tomorrow

Projecting Tomorrow Author James Chapman
ISBN-10 9780857733122
Release 2013-01-30
Pages 256
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Cinema and science fiction were made for each other. The science fiction genre has produced some of the most extraordinary films ever made, yet science fiction cinema is about more than just special effects. It has also provided a vehicle for filmmakers and writers to comment on their own societies and cultures. This new exploration of the genre examines landmark science fiction films from the 1930s to the present. They include genre classics such as Things to Come, Forbidden Planet and 2001: A Space Odyssey alongside modern blockbusters Star Wars and Avatar. Chapman and Cull consider both screen originals and adaptations of the work of major science fiction authors. They also range widely across the genre from pulp adventure and space opera to political allegory and speculative documentary – there is even a science fiction musical. Informed throughout by extensive research in US and British archives, the book documents the production histories of each film to show how they made their way to the screen – and why they turned out the way they did.

Myth Media and Culture in Star Wars

Myth  Media  and Culture in Star Wars Author Douglas Brode
ISBN-10 9780810885127
Release 2012-06-14
Pages 192
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Collects essays examining the influence of the science fiction films on such popular culture themes as fairy tales and comics.

Avenue of Mysteries

Avenue of Mysteries Author John Irving
ISBN-10 9781448126538
Release 2016-01-14
Pages 768
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Juan Diego’s little sister is a mind reader. As a teenager, he struggles to keep anything secret – Lupe knows all the worst things that go through his mind. And sometimes she knows more. What a terrible burden it is to know – or to think you know – your future, or worse, the future of someone you love. What might a young girl be driven to do if she thought she had the power to change what lies ahead? Later in life, Juan Diego embarks on a journey to fulfil a promise he made in his youth. It is a long story and it has long awaited an ending, but Juan Diego is unable to write the final chapters. This is the story of what happens when the future collides with the past.

Human Spaceflight

Human Spaceflight Author Louis Friedman
ISBN-10 9780816531462
Release 2015-11-05
Pages 167
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"Human Spaceflight" lays out a new model for the future of humans in space, where robotic technologies extend human presence beyond the solar system. Louis Friedman argues for settlement of Mars, serving as a base for humans to explore the rest of the universe with an expanding arsenal of technology.

George Lucas

George Lucas Author Brian Jay Jones
ISBN-10 9781472224347
Release 2016-12-06
Pages 320
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George Lucas by Brian Jay Jones is the first comprehensive telling of the story of the iconic filmmaker and the building of his film empire, as well as of his enormous impact on cinema. At once a biography, a business manual, and a film history, George Lucas will, for the first time explore the life and work of a fiercely independent writer/director/producer who became one of the most influential filmmakers and cultural icons - a true game changer. On May 25, 1977, a problem-plagued, budget-straining, independent science fiction film opened in a mere thirty-two American movie theatres. Its distributor - 20th Century Fox - were baffled by the film. The film's production had been a disaster from nearly day one, hampered by bad weather, malfunctioning props and ill-fitting costumes. But its release on a quiet Wednesday in May of 1977, changed cinema forever. The film was Star Wars. The fiercely independent thirty-three year-old George Lucas was just getting going. Determined to control every element of the film-making process he had founded Lucasfilm ltd., in 1971. Among his hits, Lucas gave us six Star Wars films and four featuring the globetrotting archaeologist Indiana Jones. Together these ten films have earned more than $6 billion worldwide and won some of the largest and most devoted fan bases ever seen. In 2013 he sold Lucasfilm to Disney for $4.05 billion. Along the way the man who invented the Blockbuster also gave us computer generated imagery (CGI), created a small animation company called Pixar and reinvented the way movies were made, marketed and merchandised.

Honey Baby Sweetheart

Honey  Baby  Sweetheart Author Deb Caletti
ISBN-10 9781439115466
Release 2011-08-23
Pages 336
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It is summer in the Northwest town of Nine Mile Falls, and sixteen-year-old Ruby McQueen, ordinarily dubbed The Quiet Girl, finds herself hanging out with gorgeous, rich, thrill-seeking Travis Becker. But Ruby is in over her head, and finds she is risking more and more when she's with him. In an effort to keep Ruby occupied and mend her own broken heart, Ruby's mother Ann drags Ruby to the weekly book club she runs for seniors. At first Ruby can't imagine a more boring way to spend an afternoon, but she is soon charmed by the feisty group. When it is discovered that one of the group's own members is the subject of the tragic love story they are reading, Ann and Ruby ditch their respective obsessions to spearhead a reunion between the long-ago lovers. This lyrical, multi-generational story of love, loss, and redemption speaks to everyone who has ever been in love--and lived to tell the tale.


Planetology Author Tom Jones
ISBN-10 1426201214
Release 2008
Pages 217
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Percy is incredibly accident-prone, and holds the dubious record of the most accidents. Percy has had a small rivalary with Harold, however, they are always willing to help each other when in trouble.

Who Is George Lucas

Who Is George Lucas Author Pam Pollack
ISBN-10 9780698171879
Release 2014-05-01
Pages 112
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As a child his passions were comics and cars, but George Lucas grew up to be one of the most successful filmmakers of all time. He is a producer, screenwriter, director and entrepreneur whose company Lucasfilms pioneered the movie effects that changed the world of animation. He founded Industrial Light and Magic, which transformed special sound and visual effects throughout the Hollywood film industry. He is best known, of course, as the creator of the Star Wars movie, television, gaming, toy and merchandise empire, as well as the archeologist-adventure series Indiana Jones. Discover the man behind the magic in Who Is George Lucas? From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Wild Trees

The Wild Trees Author Richard Preston
ISBN-10 9780141918808
Release 2008-08-07
Pages 320
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When Steve Sillett was 19 years old, he free-climbed – with no safety equipment and no training – one of the tallest trees on earth, in the redwood forests of Prairie Creek, California. 30 storeys above the ground he glimpsed an undiscovered ecosystem, and his passion for that astonishing world would transform the rest of his life. Over the next twenty years, Sillett and a close group of friends charted this system, discovering mosses and lichen never seen before, and travelling among branches so densely interwoven they form incredible sky-high walkways. There are only twenty people on earth who have climbed the world’s tallest trees and who know their location. In writing The Wild Trees, Richard Preston not only managed to gain access to this group, but began to climb these hidden giants himself, putting his life in danger in order to understand the powerful connection between the massive trees and the world’s last great explorers.

Into the Black

Into the Black Author Rowland White
ISBN-10 9781501123627
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 464
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"Using interviews, NASA oral histories, and recently declassified material, [this book] reveals the dramatic untold story of the first space shuttle and the dedicated people who brought the United States into the next stage of space exploration"--Dust jacket flap.

Nov slova v angli tin anglicko esk slovn k d l 3 Q Z

Nov   slova v angli  tin    anglicko   esk   slovn  k d  l 3  Q   Z Author Jozef Petro
ISBN-10 9788087951040
Release 2014-09-27
Pages 115
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Víte, co znamená scientese, seagull manager, scripted reality, senior moment, shelfie, Sip and See, slacker, smart dust, muffin choker, movieoke, sushi train, T-shaped? Nevíte? Odpověď najdete v tomto, u nás jediném, slovníku nových anglických slov.